Eco-Friendly

The Reusable Fast Food Packaging Wave Is Growing
June 1, 2021 at 11:57 am

Burger King recently launched a reusable packaging program where customers could use and return sandwich containers and cups. Starbucks followed suit, announcing a reuse and recycling program for cups in some locations. McDonald's and, most recently, Tim Hortons have undertaken similar initiatives...

2021 State of the Industry Report: The Latest on Promotional Apparel
May 11, 2021 at 12:10 pm

As part of our 2021 State of the Industry report, we reached out to experts in five major product categories. Below is an excerpt from our conversation with Pat Noonan, chief product officer for SanMar, Issaquah, Wash., who gave us an inside look at the state of promotional apparel...

Geiger Makes Commitments to Sustainability and Social Responsibility
April 21, 2021 at 2:24 pm

Geiger, Lewiston, Maine, has joined the United Nations Global Compact and has been awarded a gold medal from EcoVadis during a recent sustainability assessment, placing it in the top 5% of all companies assessed. The UN Global Compact aims to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and protect the planet...

Out of Sight, Out of Mind?
April 20, 2021 at 12:13 pm

"The environmental crisis" is one of those phrases that we hear, but don’t necessarily understand the weight that it holds. The “out of sight, out of my mind” saying holds true for this ongoing ecological dilemma: If we can’t see all the damage being done on a daily basis, or if things aren’t collapsing altogether,…

PopSockets Introduces Plant-Based PopGrip, Special Line to Benefit AAPI Youth
April 13, 2021 at 11:17 am

The PopGrip Plant, made from 35% plant-based materials, including corn starch, canola oil and castor beans, is set to hit the retail market in September of this year, according to Mariah Wakeling, vice president and creative director for iClick. Wakeling added that iClick will bring the PopGrip Plant to the promotional products industry in January 2022...

Get Your Share of the $150 Billion Sustainability Market
April 5, 2021 at 11:48 am

Over the last few years, sustainability has shifted from a niche consumer interest to a mainstream value that significantly impacts buying behaviors. Expanding beyond just sustainably-grown foods and responsible apparel production, sustainability is becoming more important across all product categories. In fact, the U.S. sustainability market is projected to reach $150 billion in sales this…